Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
AFGHAN TALIBAN SOLDIERS SMILE AFTER RELEASED FROM PRISON.
Afghan Taliban soldiers smile after being released from prison in Kabul
January 3, 2002. Afghanistan's new government on Thursday released
about 250 Taliban prisoners, some of them captured as long as five
years ago by Northern Alliance forces and sent them home. Each of them
were handed 50,000 Afghanis (US $20) by the International Committee of
the Red Cross (ICRC). REUTERS/Erik de Castro